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'Though we might hate to admit it, there are always two sides to every story...'

Find yourself in the gutter in a lonely part of town
Where death waits in the darkness with a weapon to cut some stranger down
Sleeping with an empty bottle, he's a sad and an empty hearted man
All he needs is a job, and a little respect, so he can get out while he can

We always need to hear both sides of the story

Both sides of the story

A neighbourhood peace is shattered it's the middle of the night
Young faces hide in the shadows, while they watch their mother and father fight
He says she's been unfaithful, she says her love for him has gone
And the brother shrugs to his sister and says "looks like it's just us from now on"

We always need to hear both sides of the story

We need to hear both sides of the story

And the lights are all on, the world is watching now
People looking for truth, we must not fail them now
Be sure, before we close our eyes
Don't walk away from here
'til you hear both sides
No no no nooooo

Here we are all gathered in what seems to be the centre of the storm
Neighbours once friendly now stand each side of the line that has been drawn
They've been fighting here for years, but now there's killing on the streets
While small coffins are lined up sadly, now united in defeat

We always need to hear both sides of the story

And the lights are all on, the world is watching now
People looking for truth, we must not fail them now
Be sure, before we close our eyes
Don't walk away from here
'til you see both sides
No no no no no no

White man turns the corner, finds himself within a different world
Ghetto kid grabs his shoulder, throws him up against the wall
He says "would you respect me if I didn't have this gun
'cos without it, I don't get it, and that's why I carry one"

We always need to hear both sides of the story
Both sides of the story
Oh, both sides of the story
Yes, both sides of the story
Oh, both sides of the story
Both sides of the story
Both sides of the story
Both sides, both sides of the story
Both sides of the story
Both sides of the story, Yeah, yeah
Both sides of the story
Both sides, both sides of the story
Both sides of the story
Both sides of the story
Both sides of the story
Must hear both sides of the story



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    AmybabyJan 22, 2011 at 10:17 pm
    Phil Collins has true talent he can write about anything! some artists just write about love! or typical lyrics like the songs where you can tell what word is going to be next! annoys the hell out of me.

    This song has truth and meaning of how "things look different behind closed doors", so don't be to quick to judge a book by its cover without listing.
    He means by saying Both side's of the story is that our judgment on people always seems to come first, and that their side never gets heard. Phil is saying sit down and listen maybe then you will see we can have a bit more understanding and truth of the world.

    Dont you hate it when someone you hardly know judges you, yet they have no knowledge of whats happened in your life, and whats made you do something that seems wrong to other people? and whats worse is they haven't heard your side of the story!

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    dennislovettFeb 1, 2011 at 11:05 am
    I heard this song for the 1st time today and it resonated with me so much as I have been a battler all of my life and dealt really crappy hands by the people I loved. No one would believe me when I tried to explain DV in my marriage from my wife. People just assume and judge the bloke as if it is definitely the mans fault. After a long time I have been vidicated but I lost some good friends cause they didn't get the other side of the story

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